A LITTLE STRANGER. by McWilliam, Candia.

A LITTLE STRANGER. by McWilliam, Candia. < >


Edition: First US printing.

New York: Doubleday, (1989) dj. Hardcover first edition - The second novel by this award winning writer - one review described it as "Precisely articulated, carefully structured and tightly controlled, the story is narrated by Daisy, the young wife of a rich man living on a country estate, who hires Margaret Price as a nanny for her little boy. Addicted to wearing cute clothes decorated with adorable animals, Margaret seems an exemplary nanny, even, Daisy convinces herself, 'perfection.' In the languid torpor of a new pregnancy, complicated by a deep-seated depression about her place in the world and 'a perverse will to be polite at any cost,' Daisy blinds herself to the dangerous character of super-efficient, humorless Margaret - until it is almost too late." 181 pp. ISBN: 0-385263090.

Condition: Very near fine in a near fine dustjacket (price-clipped).

Book ID: 83635
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